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26 Nov 2016 12:24 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 May 2016 5:50 a.m. PST

Are you tempted by the quality of the latest 40mm figures?

thorr66628 May 2016 6:06 a.m. PST

Tempted by the fact I can actually see them

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP28 May 2016 6:17 a.m. PST

No, anything bigger than 10mm is a rarity for me now. A few 20 & 28mm have been on the go recently but just small lots to play in mate's games. All my stuff is 2-10mm plus my old 15mm early medieval.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 6:20 a.m. PST

If I decide to get more invested in skirmish type actions – it will be a must for me. More so than 25/28 mm or 54 mm. Though I do have larger numbers of 1/32 and WWII.

I enjoy painting the 40 mm figures i have tried for friends and the way they look. Easier for conversions for me as well.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 6:24 a.m. PST

Yes, just started a 40mm F&I War project.

WarWizard28 May 2016 6:28 a.m. PST

Already have invested in 40MM and really enjoying it.

Bill McHarg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 May 2016 6:32 a.m. PST

Been casting and painting them for several years.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 6:57 a.m. PST


Pizzagrenadier28 May 2016 7:38 a.m. PST

I'm really tempted by the new Trident Design 40mm FIW range for some 1:1 skirmish, but I'm waiting for Provincials.

I would love to see someone do a range of 40mm WWII and really pull out all the stops on detail and accuracy. They'd be great for individual and squad skirmish. I think the main barrier for people would be compatible buildings. But with laser cut availability these days that might be a market that could be filled. Same for vehicles and the availability of 3d printing.

Green Tiger28 May 2016 7:42 a.m. PST

What latest 40mm figures?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 8:02 a.m. PST

I have about a hundred AWI figures. Have to finish painting them, though.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian28 May 2016 8:07 a.m. PST

I've been collecting and painting 40mm figures for years and think they're fabulous.


Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 8:52 a.m. PST

Tempted yes, even got a few. Nice figures. Then I realized I would need all new terrain for the larger scale and sold them off.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP28 May 2016 9:22 a.m. PST

I use all my 28mm Terrain for my 40's. Have many 28mm buildings I use for the FIW also.

Timmo uk28 May 2016 10:08 a.m. PST

No, not at all. Even all the wonderful new 28mm figures don't tempt me.

jefritrout28 May 2016 10:18 a.m. PST

Doug's trident(MSC)40s are absolutely fantastic. To get 20 or so figures a side is the current plan. The problem is going to be to stop at 25 figures a side. I mean, how hard is it to push around a measly 35 figures. There went my budget…

evilcartoonist Inactive Member28 May 2016 10:19 a.m. PST

Love my 40mm samurai (Steve Barber Models). I prefer 28mm for most stuff, but the 40mm helps that (samurai) collection stand out from the rest of my stuff.

Easy to paint but not too big that they take up much more extra space. Also an opportunity to do some scratch-building conversion work due to the lack of accessories, terrain, and such for 40mm.

Are you speaking of any specific range, Ed?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 May 2016 10:31 a.m. PST

Are you speaking of any specific range, Ed?

no, just thinking about all the beautiful 40mm releases lately…

kallman28 May 2016 10:44 a.m. PST

I have a number of the Sash and Sabre 40 mm Vikings and they are wonderful figures. I've also purchase a few of his current and growing range of War of 1812 and again yes I am tempted. The pros are obvious especially for those of us getting up in years painting a larger figure is less of a strain on the old eyes. In terms for those who care about such things the frontage of ranked up 40 mm really does not take up any more space than 28mm figures. The real strength of the 40 mm figures, at least in my opinion, is for dynamic skirmish games where you are only talking at most thirty or forty figures a side or smaller. The cons, terrain is the big one especially in terms of buildings which is going to really raise the cost to collect. Of course that depends on what era/genre you are talking about. If you are going for big battles you are perhaps going to need more table space.

Over all and in large part due to the games I have seen Chris Hughes run at conventions of his Sash and Sabre minis, 40mm games can be extremely stunning to play and watch.

Vigilant28 May 2016 10:57 a.m. PST

If we were to have a range of modern or post apocalyptic skirmish figures that matched 1:43 scale vehicles I'd buy them.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 11:39 a.m. PST

No. The only scales I'm interested are 15mm, 28mm and 1/2400.

Ottoathome28 May 2016 12:06 p.m. PST

Tempted? Driven mad you mean.

I have a huge collection of 28mm-30mm 18th Century and Seven Years war and if I had to do it all over again I would buy them one for one in 40mm. They are excellent. My armies would still number in the 600-800 range.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 May 2016 1:32 p.m. PST

Fortunately, I never got around to deciding on a scale for AWI until the S&S came out.When I realized they cost less than a lot of 25mm lines,it was a no-brainer.

Anyone considering a new period should at least go by and talk to Chris at a con. The con specials don't hurt either!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 1:36 p.m. PST

I did do some 40 a few years back . Still got quite a few sash and saber 40mm acw.

But with my current economic situation its out of the question.

Arteis0228 May 2016 1:55 p.m. PST

I was tempted way back in 2008:



Henry Martini28 May 2016 2:58 p.m. PST

I think this size would be ideal for a colonial Australia skirmish range: it would allow the sculptor to render historical personalities (e.g. bushrangers) instantly recognisable, and terrain isn't an issue because there's nothing available for this subject in 28mm anyway.

Oddly enough, a few years ago a well-known Oz-based designer with a keen personal interest in colonial Australia proposed exactly this idea on an antipodean hobby forum, but for reasons unknown never followed it up.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2016 8:19 p.m. PST

Yes and I have given in to the temptation. I have painted a number of the Little Britons and am starting work on some of the Manor House Knights. Two different styles with these but I do like the heft of the figures.

Sharp Practice is having me look around at some different periods and MSC's ACW or Gringo40's MAW are both on the short list.

huron72529 May 2016 5:21 p.m. PST

I have totally moved away from 15's years now and stopped buying anything 28mm recently. I am now concentrating on 40's. Eyes are getting slightly blurred and 40mm is much easier for me to paint.

I have a number of Front Rank and twice as many Trident AWI and I absolutely love these 40's. Will invest in F&I Tridents also. Doug's great to deal with.

huron72511 Jun 2016 6:08 a.m. PST

So I see a German Para (WW2) in the workbench section on The Miniature Service Center website. About a 1/3 of the way down.

Interesting, very interesting…

What's up with that?

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